The beloved Ankeny teacher is not walking alone on his long road to recovery

On Sunday night, crowds packed the Iowa Tap Room for a silent auction. Most were friends, family, co-workers and students of beloved Ankeny teacher Greg Lage.” Looking around the room, I can only compare it to our wedding when we had so many people from so many different chapters of our lives here together. truly amazing” , said wife Mindy Lage. He spent three weeks in a coma after he nearly died in a bike accident last month. He is now awake and has started physical therapy in a rehab program. Sunday night’s silent auction served as an opportunity for the community to show emotional and financial support. “It’s amazing the generosity of people who continue to show their support for us both by being around us and supporting us and giving us hugs when they see us. and also donating and giving so much of their time, energy and talent to this amazing event” , said Greg Lage’s daughter, Sadie Lage. While she’s thrilled that her husband and father of four are finally coming home, Mindy Lage says she still has a long journey ahead of her. “We have to do a lot of modifications to our house to make it accessible for him. We’re trying to figure out how we can make it a livable space for him to settle in,” she said. “What kind of support will he need once he returns to our home? What kind of support will we need as a family once he returns to our home? That’s the kind of care we’re in now. “Despite the long journey. ahead, crowds wearing matching T-shirts proudly displaying the message ‘We ride with Greg’ stand as a testament that Greg Lage will not be walking alone.” I think the whole time, especially when he was in the coma, he was just waiting to wake up someday and witness the support you’re getting and the impact you’re having on your community, your students, your co-workers, your players, your kids,” said Mindy Lage. “For his children to witness the impact their father had on people was really amazing and an important lesson,” he said. “I think Greg will be very proud. I think he’ll be proud once he can understand what happened here.” All proceeds from Sunday night’s event will go directly to Greg Lage and his family. You can find a link to donate to the family here.

On Sunday night, crowds packed the Iowa Tap Room for a silent auction. Most were friends, family, co-workers and students of beloved Ankeny teacher Greg Lage.

“Looking around the room, I can only compare it to our wedding when we had so many people from so many different chapters of our lives here together. It’s really amazing,” said wife Mindy Lage.

He spent three weeks in a coma after he nearly died in a bike accident last month. He is now awake and has started physical therapy in a rehab program. Sunday night’s silent auction served as an opportunity for the community to show emotional and financial support.

“It’s amazing the generosity of people who continue to show their support for us both by being around us, supporting us and giving us hugs when they see us, and also by donating and giving so much of their time, energy and talent to this amazing event.” , said Greg Lage’s daughter, Sadie Lage.

While she’s thrilled that her husband and father of four are finally coming home, Mindy Lage says there’s still a long and uncertain journey ahead.

“We have to do a lot of modifications to our house to make it accessible for him. We’re trying to figure out how we can make it a livable space for him to settle in,” she said. “What kind of support will she need once she comes back to our home? What kind of support will we as a family need once she comes back to our home? That’s what kind of care we’re in right now.”

Despite the long journey ahead, the crowds dressed in matching T-shirts proudly displaying the message “We ride with Greg” serve as a testament that Greg Lage will not be alone.

“I think the whole time, especially when he was in the coma, he just hoped that one day he could wake up and witness the support he’s getting and the impact he’s having on his community, his students, his co-workers, his players , their children,” Mindy Lage said.

“For his children to witness the impact their father had on people was really amazing and an important lesson,” he said. “I think Greg will be very proud. I think he’ll be proud when he can understand what happened here.”

All proceeds from Sunday night’s event will go directly to Greg Lage and his family. You can find a link to donate to the family here.

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